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Poster: TOOTMO Date: Mar 12, 2010 6:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: CREAM vs the DEAD

I'm with you hippie64---when I think of trios, I think of Rush (even if they are Canadian!)

I'm hoping some of our musicallly-trained brethren will chim with their thoghts on Rush. And for you Rush lovers, check out
http://tela.sugarmegs.org/alpha/r.html
Scroll down to Rush 79-82 shows

So, what say you: where does Rush stand?

TOOTMO

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Poster: hippie64 Date: Mar 12, 2010 7:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: CREAM vs the DEAD

To start with , besides Robert Hunters lyrics, I would have to place Neil"s close to the top of the heap for me. And his drumming , OMFG are you kidding me? Really the best in ALL facets of drum kit expertise. Don't you think.
By the ways Rush would layer there music, Alex I think does it extremely well, Its a very new age feel(?), if you catch my meaning. Its not born to the blues, its way more progressive, yet rocks old school.. Geddy , For a funnny looking dude, He can get real busy on stage, Back in the early daze, that fender precision is almost as big as him.But the most ass kickin about Gedddy is what most people don't like and thats his voice. I love it! I seen the snakes and Arrows tour a few times and , The guy still has it! beltin' it out like it was 1977. WE ARE THE PRIEST OF THE TEMPLES OF SYRINX !!!! fucking the greatest power trio (barring The Experience) ever to step foot om stage.

That of course is my opinion

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Poster: billydlions Date: Mar 12, 2010 6:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: CREAM vs the DEAD

Rush was an amazing band in the early 80's. Has there ever been a better drummer? Exit Stage Left was in regular rotation when I was a kid and I still listen occasionally. So I agree with you, although it's hard to compare with Cream since they weren't around very long. Both bands did manage to have such a full sound for only 3 members (although Geddy Lee was like 2 people)

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 13, 2010 2:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: CREAM vs the DEAD

Hey BD--if you see this, read above and help me out perhaps with a link or some such? Thanks for the tolerance...

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Poster: billydlions Date: Mar 13, 2010 4:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: CREAM vs the DEAD

Here are some choice cuts:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKBLSkN2sRk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpCASVFyQoE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78D00dYOBrM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTD1QW3SM60

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 13, 2010 4:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: CREAM vs the DEAD

Ah duh! Didn't even think of that possibility! But, better to have suggestions from a fan.

Thanks, B!

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Poster: TOOTMO Date: Mar 12, 2010 6:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: CREAM vs the DEAD

You definitely need to check out that Sugarmegs link if you like Exit Stage Left. These concerts are much more raw.


TOOTMO

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 13, 2010 1:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: CREAM vs the DEAD

Damn, TOOTs...I didn't want to write this...I started and stopped a couple of times. I may be accessing the "wrong" stuff...I knew them well, but to be frank, the term we had for them was "70s Butt Rock" (which really meant Kansas, Boston, you get the idea), and I just lumped them in with them...that was 30 yrs ago...

So, I went to a couple of sites where you can listen to the their hits, and there were 22 of them (these guys did amass a lot of POP sentiment, I'll tell you that...sorry, but that demoted them for me). OK, I went thru all 22 of them, although only about 25 sec of each.

Every one was identical--I really mean I'd flip between them and not be able to tell I had!...does only one guy sing? And none of them featured ANY thing along the line of instrumentation, so I assume I'd have to dig deeper...

Sorry to be so anti Rush, but boy, I just don't see it...and, you know, I love Canadians, eh? Truly.

Splain some more to me, cause I don't get it...

This is NOT meant to be a Rush Bash, and I hope no one joins in except to explain what I am missing that for folks that I value (ie, we share the DEAD for crying outloud), what is missing for me--is it my geezer status or something? Just too old?

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Poster: TOOTMO Date: Mar 13, 2010 1:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: CREAM vs the DEAD

Billy T.,
I'm hearin' ya but I'm fixinta head to NYC tomorrow and cannot go into the detail that I need at this moment.

Currently, I have the family convinced that we need to go to the NY Historical Society on Wed. (I hope I can keep a straight face when I "exclaim" "Would ya lookey there? It appears they got some kind of GD display goin' on---imagine that. What are the odds of that, Honey?")

And, since I am not a prolific contributor of much that is useful here, I have decided that my atonement for past transgressions will be a full-blown, honest, review of the NY archive. Will try to put it by next weekend. Till then, this is the TOOTMO over and out.


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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 13, 2010 2:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: CREAM vs the DEAD

Thx toots! Have a great time--hey, my kids may help out; they say I have to get their live stuff and that they are really good musical sorts...they said the "hits" just weren't my style, so that may be all it is...

Waiting to be schooled! Thanks for the help!

WT

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